November 10-12, 2017
The Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center
Shawnee, OK

Alpacas and Sustainable Agriculture

Alpacas of Oklahoma is excited to announce that for 2017, the A-OK Alpaca Blastoff will return to the Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center in Shawnee, OK.     And for the road warriors out there, you have the opportunity to participate in both the Blastoff, and our Sister Show, the ABR Fall Festival (November 4-5).  Exhibitors entering a minimum of two fleece entries and two halter entries in BOTH shows are eligible for ROAD WARRIOR Consideration which will be a cash premium to help cover the cost of fuel.  This year's theme is Alpacas and Sustainable Agriculture. We have expanded our vendor opportunities to support Sustainable Agriculture, Agritourism, and Made In Oklahoma (MIO) goods and services.

A-OK promises the same friendly show you have been accustomed to.  2017 show fees are the same as 2016 and some costs (banquet) are reduced, and we feel that we still offer one of the best values of any show around.  In addition, our Sponsorship Levels and Benefits have been enhanced, making them an even greater value and the best sponsorship benefits of any show around.  For exhibitors who will be entering fleece at the Blastoff only, the fleece show is once again offering “enter 3 and the 4th is FREE”. 

 Alpacas of Oklahoma invites you to add the A-OK Alpaca Blastoff to your list of Fall shows for 2017. It’s a decision you won’t regret.

Click HERE for Online Halter and Fleece Entries

 

 

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A-OK ALPACA BLAST OFF

November 10 - 12, 2017

The Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center

SHAWNEE, OKLAHOMA

Information sheet

Click for printable version of Information Sheet

Event Coordinator:  Sheila Robinson (405) 226-9005 s2robin@sbcglobal.net  

Halter Show Superintendent: Gail Stymerski  (214) 901-8362 stymegai@gmail.com   

Fleece Show Superintendent:   Sherry Alpert (405) 637-8836 Ssilver809@aol.com

 


click for 2017 Blastoff Price List

Show Schedule:

 

Hand-Delivered Fleece:  Must be received by Friday, November 10 @ 5:00PM

Arrival starts:    Friday November 10, 2017 10:00 a.m.

In Place by:        Friday November 10, 2017 7:00 p.m.

Release:              Sunday November 12 2017 at end of show

 

Friday November 10, 2017

10:00 a.m. Check in starts

7:00 p.m. Check-in ends

 

Saturday November 11, 2017

8:00 a.m.            Fleece Judging starts

8:00 a.m.           Mandatory judges meeting

9:00 a.m.           Male halter classes (Ring 1), Female halter classes (Ring 2)

12:00 p.m.        

1:00 p.m.           Halter Classes Continue
                       

5:00 p.m. (or so)  Suri Network Rally after showrings close

6:00 p.m.           The Fall Harvest Banquet and Mystery Raffle.

 

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

9:00 a.m.           Production Classes

Halter Classes Resume after Production

1:00 p.m.           Lunch (judges’ discretion)

1:30 p.m.           Halter classes resume (if necessary)

 

  1. All classes will be governed by the current AOA Show Division handbook. Classes may be combined accordingly.
  2. A copy of the ARI Certificate of each alpaca entered in the show must be provided.
  3. Each entering Ranch must complete and submit a Disclosure Statement which can be downloaded from this link .
  4. BVDV PCR negative test (or VI negative if before 1/1/2010) for all alpacas will be required for entry to the Exposition Center and must be listed on the Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health papers). Direct all BVDV questions to Michael Alpert:  405  990-8205 or awesomealpacas@aol.com
  5. All alpacas attending the show, even those not competing, must be 6 months of age, be ARI registered, micro chipped and have health papers issued within 30 days of the last day of the event.  The alpaca’s name, micro chip number, and negative BVDV via PCR or VI (VI prior to 1/1/2010) must be listed on the health papers.  A copy of ALL health papers must be provided for the show office to keep on permanent record.
  6. Entries in the Get of Sire or Produce of Dam classes are made in the name of the Sire/Dam. A copy of the Sire/Dam ARI certificate must be provided along with the names of the alpacas showing in the class and the name(s) of their owners. Sire/Dam is not required to attend event.
  7. All alpacas entered in group/production classes must be eligible and entered in their respective halter class. A reduced fee is required for Breeder’s Best 3. Get of Sire and Produce of Dam classes incur an entry fee in the name of the Sire or Dam.
  8. Refund Policy: Refunds will be issued if requested in writing by October 27, 2017.  No refunds will be made for any reason after October 31 2017.  No alpaca substitutions may be made after October 31, 2017. 

 

Electricity is provided as part of the stall fee.  Exhibitors will need to provide their own extension cords.  A 50' 10ga extension cord is recommended, along with a multi-outlet power strip to support your electrical needs.

Stalls are 10’x10’ on concrete with cardboard bedding.  Stall Mats are recommended to go on the cardboard bedding. Recommended stalling is 4 juveniles or 3 yearlings/adults per 10x10 stall.  Keep in mind that the safety and well-being of your alpacas is your responsibility, when you choose how many you will put in one stall.  All stalls have electricity with water and waste receptacles nearby.  The arena and the stalling area are all under one roof.  RV hook-up are on the grounds. Hook-up is $25 per night and includes water and electricity and sewer. The Expo Center has over 300 RV sites.  Fees are paid directly to the Expo Center.

All Halter and Fleece Entries must be done On Line at www.alpacablastoff.com

All Entry Fees, ARI Certificates, Permission To Show Forms, and Disclosure Statements for HALTER ENTRIES must be mailed to Gail Stymerski, 401 N Morgan Road, Tuttle, OK 73089 405-505-4884

ARI Certificates, Permission to Show Forms, and Disclosure Statements for FLEECE ENTRIES must be mailed to Sherry Alpert, 11800 S. Hiwassee Road, Oklahoma City, OK 73165.  Entry fees should be sent to Gail Stymerski (see above).

All checks should be made payable to Alpacas Of Oklahoma, Inc.